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Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Study (CILS) was designed to study the adaptation process of the immigrant second generation. The original survey was conducted with large samples of second-generation immigrant children attending the 8th and 9th grades in public and private schools in the metropolitan areas of Miami/Ft. Lauderdale in Florida and San Diego, California. Conducted in 1992, the first survey had the purpose of ascertaining baseline information on immigrant families, children’s demographic characteristics, language use, self-identities, and academic attainment.